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Topic # 105814 11-Jul-2012 14:28 Send private message

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The countdown is on for people on Telecom’s older CDMA network to switch mobile networks.

Telecom announced over a year ago that the CDMA network would be closing on 31 July 2012.

From this date, CDMA customers will no longer be able to receive or make calls (including 111 calls), text or use mobile data.

Telecom’s acting chief executive officer, Chris Quin, says Telecom has been using a number of channels to inform customers of the imminent closure over the past year including exclusive offers to switch to XT.

“Over the last year we have communicated through text messages, direct mail, outbound calling, emails, public notices, online messages and videos, TV, radio and print advertising. We are confident we have covered all bases and there is awareness of the CDMA closure.

“We have also activated a series of pre-closure voice announcements that customers hear before calls they make from their CDMA phone,” Mr Quin adds.

“Our focus is on making the transition to XT as easy as possible for our customers by transferring their mobile number, prepaid credit and contacts to their new device.”

Mr Quin says Telecom stores have seen an influx of customers over the last few weeks, particularly in response to the company’s prepaid offer which gives CDMA prepaid customers a free $79 top-up credit when they purchase an XT device.

Post-paid CDMA customers who sign up to a 24 month plan on XT can choose from a range of handsets costing $0 upfront.

Telecom’s business arm, Gen-i, has also been working closely with corporate clients to ensure they are aware of their options ahead of the CDMA network closure. 

Customers can check if they are on the CDMA network by calling *333.

Further information
  • Once customers have moved to XT, they can take their old CDMA phone to a Telecom store so it can be recycled into essential equipment and services for kids at StarshipHospital.
  • Telecom can’t guarantee customers’ mobile numbers will be available after the 31st July 2012 when the CDMA network closes, unless they have switched mobile networks. 
  • CDMA customers will not be able to access their voice mailbox from their CDMA device after the 31st July 2012 when the network closes. Telecom does however have the ability to put important voice messages onto CD’s if customers wish (please note this incurs a customer charge).Customers’ prepaid balance will expire when the network closes on 31 July 2012. However, we understand some customers may not have a chance to use all their prepaid credit. As an act of goodwill, if they have a high prepaid credit balance after the closure, they can contact Telecom to discuss a refund until 31 October 2012.
  • For further information on the network closure, customers can visit www.telecom.co.nz/cdma or visit their local Telecom store.




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  Reply # 654075 11-Jul-2012 16:46 Send private message

No kidding. When was this announced?? :-)


Guess my Samsung W531 will join the museum ranks of my Motorola StarTac after July 31..




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  Reply # 654088 11-Jul-2012 16:49 Send private message

old3eyes: No kidding. When was this announced?? :-)


Guess my Samsung W531 will join the museum ranks of my Motorola StarTac after July 31..


 

You already know this but the W531 has a Simcard slot, that works with Voda/2Degrees?


Just unlock it, slap a 2Degrees sim in it, then sell it on TM as a cheap 2Degrees phone

Edited: Found out you already knew this :) after a search




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  Reply # 654169 11-Jul-2012 20:21 Send private message

I have removed completely off topic replies from this discussion.




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  Reply # 656705 16-Jul-2012 21:49 Send private message

Telecom have been very quiet on how many people are actually still on the network...

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  Reply # 656708 16-Jul-2012 21:50 Send private message

eXDee: Telecom have been very quiet on how many people are actually still on the network...


Are they meant to release the figures?




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  Reply # 656715 16-Jul-2012 22:02 Send private message

No, but if they were small I imagine they would triumphantly announce how sucessful the switch campaign has been.

I wonder if there will be any change in offers towards the end of the week/early next week

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  Reply # 656745 16-Jul-2012 22:29 Send private message

eXDee: No, but if they were small I imagine they would triumphantly announce how sucessful the switch campaign has been.



The switch will be 100% successfull as at 31st July :-)






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  Reply # 656900 17-Jul-2012 10:08 Send private message

Haha true that. Can't remain on the network beyond then heh



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  Reply # 661758 25-Jul-2012 14:21 Send private message

Just one week to go folks. Move out of the CDMA network - and make sure you help your not so tech-savvy folks to do it too.




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  Reply # 661775 25-Jul-2012 14:57 Send private message

I still clearly remember the launch of the CDMA network in July 2001. I was in Australia flying on an Ansett plane the day of the launch and was annoyed that I wasn't in NZ to buy one.

At least CDMA outlasted Ansett by 10 years and 11 months! 

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  Reply # 661853 25-Jul-2012 16:16 Send private message

CDMA didn't outlast TDMA tho ;)

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  Reply # 661855 25-Jul-2012 16:17 Send private message

quickymart: CDMA didn't outlast TDMA tho ;)


I believe it still lives on in  the tech behind WCDMA..




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  Reply # 662053 25-Jul-2012 21:48

Who is going to be speaking on the phone when the service goes dow.....

hello...

hello...?

Now there's a challenge for someone with a currently active CDMA phone.

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  Reply # 662056 25-Jul-2012 22:02 Send private message

1eStar: Who is going to be speaking on the phone when the service goes dow.....

hello...

hello...?

Now there's a challenge for someone with a currently active CDMA phone.


I really really wanna see this happen now hahaha. Someone has to do it and then record it. Is it switching off at exactly mid-night?





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  Reply # 662177 26-Jul-2012 08:47 Send private message

tardtasticx:
1eStar: Who is going to be speaking on the phone when the service goes dow.....

hello...

hello...?

Now there's a challenge for someone with a currently active CDMA phone.


I really really wanna see this happen now hahaha. Someone has to do it and then record it. Is it switching off at exactly mid-night?


When AMPS was turned off there was still signal there  next day but  it went within 24 hours..




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